Our philosophy at Chess2Children is to give every child the chance to learn this wonderful game by hiring the most engaging coaches, providing exciting lessons they enjoy coming to, all while keeping costs extremely affordable. Chess has proven to help scholars enhance their creativity, improve concentration, develop critical thinking skills, increase academic performance, and enhance self-esteem. Beginners in Chess Club learn the basics of the game ensuring a solid foundation. As they develop, they learn about each piece, why it's important, and the overall game. Intermediate and Advanced players focus more on tactics, mid and end game strategy, and competition with their peers and coaches. Students that participated in the previous semester will continue on from where they left off.
Chess2Children was founded in 2007. With three young children in public schools, the founder was always involved in the school system and the community as a coach. Looking at growing the enrichment programs, he helped start the first ever chess club at Nickajack Elementary in Smyrna. They taught over 65 students that year, and the enthusiasm for chess grown ever since! As children play chess, they begin to see the importance of thinking ahead, trying to figure out what their opponent might do next and what their alternatives are too. This ability to anticipate outcomes can transfer to their reading comprehension. Students can predict outcomes, and realize that characters in their stories are interconnected, just as just as they and their opponent, and the pieces on the chessboard are.